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The Scarlet Pimpernel (The Scarlet Pimpernel (publication order) #1) - Emmuska Orczy
The Scarlet Pimpernel (The Scarlet Pimpernel (publication order) #1)
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'Every step the Scarlet Pimpernel takes on French soil is fraught with danger' The French Terror is raging, and few are safe from the threat of the guillotine. Sir Percy Blakeney, a foppish Englishman, decides to rescue imprisoned aristocrats before they can be executed. Showing great daring and... show more
'Every step the Scarlet Pimpernel takes on French soil is fraught with danger'

The French Terror is raging, and few are safe from the threat of the guillotine. Sir Percy Blakeney, a foppish Englishman, decides to rescue imprisoned aristocrats before they can be executed. Showing great daring and aided by a band of brave comrades, he disguises himself as the formidable Scarlet Pimpernel. But will his beautiful French wife Marguerite unwittingly prove his downfall? Baroness Orczy's swashbuckling 1905 novel set the standard for all future tales of masked avengers and was later adapted into a famous stage play and several film versions.

The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780241341339
Publisher: Penguin Books , London
Pages no: 275
Edition language: English
Series: The Scarlet Pimpernel (#1)
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The better to see you, my dear
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3.5 Fun romp
Very easy and fast read. It would have been the type of book I would have adored as a kid in that liminal space where high reading skills put you beyond children's books but maturity does not really afford you adult reads. So yeah, classic adventures for the win. The devise of telling the story fr...
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4.5 "They seek him here, they seek him there ..."
Oh, what a glorious prelude to the 2018 Summer of Spies. Maybe not a "spy" novel in a narrower sense, but writing in 1902 and leagues ahead of her time, Orczy created the first book of what would become a series of perfect swashbucklers, starring a power couple in which the heroine is every bit he...
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4.5 "They seek him here, they seek him there ..."
Oh, what a glorious prelude to the 2018 Summer of Spies. Maybe not a "spy" novel in a narrower sense, but writing in 1902 and leagues ahead of her time, Orczy created the first book of what would become a series of perfect swashbucklers, starring a power couple in which the heroine is every bit he...
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